5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

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5 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Turku
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 45​min
3
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
4
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Zurich

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night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip itinerary builder tool .

Zurich, Switzerland to Tampere is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Zurich in July, with highs in Tampere at 24°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, browse the collection at Turku City Library, then browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, and finally take a stroll through Naantali Old Town.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Turku online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 1st (Thu), examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, explore the historical opulence of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, then examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, and finally take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Mariehamn trip planner.

You can fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. July in Mariehamn sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kastelholm Castle, Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): admire the striking features of Pohjolan toimitalo, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, then take a stroll through Katajanokka, then learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), and finally take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki tour builder app .

Getting from Mariehamn to Helsinki by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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